Review: Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

Review: Princess of Glass by Jessica Day GeorgePrincess of Glass by Jessica Day George
Series: Princess #2
Published by Bloomsbury on 05/25/2010
Genres: fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other's countries in the name of better political alliances--and potential marriages. It's got the makings of a fairy tale--until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

I am a huge fan of Jessica Day George.  I have raved and raved about Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow to no end.  I have read a lot of fairytale retellings, and Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow is at the top of my favorites list.  It’s hard to top SaM,IaS, in my mind.  That being said, although I did like Princess of Glass, I didn’t love it.

This was a fun book, with interesting characters.  Poppy was a fun MC.  She is not afraid to take action, and do what has to be done.  I liked that about her.  I also liked Christian, and, eventually Eleanora.  I did find Roger pretty interesting, and he might have been my favorite character.  I did feel like there were so many characters, that I could never really get to know anyone, which left me a bit disappointed.  I really wanted to know more about all the characters, but especially Poppy and Christian.

I also found the ending a bit abrupt, and I can’t quite figure out why what happened, happened.  Although this isn’t necessarily a complaint against Princess of Glass, I feel like the setting wasn’t as magical and fairytale-esque as SaM, IaS.  I know I shouldn’t compare them, but it is kind of hard not too.

Overall, I liked Princess of Glass, and I am glad that I read it, but I much prefer Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, and Princess of the Midnight Ball.


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